- May 2, 2020
Think Carl 2013 Social Problems
ThinkCarl 2013 Social Problems
13.1Get the Topic: How Is Crime a Social Problem?
The author, John Carl, elucidates how criminal activities are part of social problems in the society.
13.2Measuring Crime: Crime Statistics
The crime rate has skyrocketed over the past years due to the pervasiveness of social hurdles.
Crime is associated with a particular social group, the poor.
13.4Go Global: United States: Low on Theft, High on Murder
The United States has relative high murder crimes compared to robbery.
13.5Media and Crime
The media fuels crime by creating copycat criminals.
13.6Think Social Problems: What Motivates Criminal Behavior?
Various social problems trigger criminal behaviors poverty, unemployment, drugs.
13.7Psychological Perspectives on Crime
Crime is influenced by peer pressure and human needs.
13.8Sociological Explanations for Crime
There are high criminal activities in poverty stricken areas compared to the affluent and gated community.
13.9Make Connections: Crime and Immigration
Crime has a direct correlation with immigration people tend to move to secure places.
13.10Discover Solutions to Social Problems: How Can We Prevent Crime AmongYouth?
Social strategies such as education and awareness programs and sports
13.11Pro & Con: Gun Control
The issue of gun control has received mixed reactions with opponents and proponents having their views.
13.12Wrap Your Mind Around the Theory: How Can You Prevent Crime?
The government can try to reduce the unemployment levels
13.13From Classroom to Community: Encouraging Teens to Get Involved
Public initiative to talk the youth out of crime
Chap14: Criminal Justice
14.1Get the Topic: How Do Societies Respond to Crime?
The society works in collaboration with the law enforcement to reduce crime rate
14.2Creation of the Law
The implementation of criminal law prohibits offenders from committing crimes
14.3The U.S. Criminal Justice System
There criminal justice system is well established to deter criminals from recidivism
14.4Go Global: The United States in the Crosshairs
The United States’ crime rate is high, as gun-crime skyrocket
14.5Think Social Problems: How Do We Justify Punishment?
Criminal offenders are punished by being locked in jail and subjected to a harsh environment to deter recidivism.
14.6Conflict Theorist Philosophies of Criminal Sentencing
The main focus is on the social issues such as inequality of power and wealth
14.7Functionalist Philosophies of Criminal Sentencing
Criminologists assert that criminal sentencing does not have any significant impact on the behavior of criminal offenders.
14.8Symbolic Interactionist Philosophies of Criminal Sentencing
Criminal sentencing is a symbol for correcting behaviors and not punishment
14.9Discover Solutions to Social Problems: Can Society Punish Too Much?
The society can go to the extreme in punishing lawbreakers however, crimes have different magnitude
14.10Wrap Your Mind Around the Theory: How Do Societies Maintain SocialControl?
The society has joined hands with the police to promote peace and security
The law provides various punishments depending on the crime committed. It can be either a fine, jail term or both.
14.12The Death Penalty
Over the past, the death penalty was more prevalent to criminal offenders of crimes such as treason and espionage.
14.13Make Connections: Incarcerate the Poor, Incarcerate the Community
Most criminal offenders come from the socially challenged community, the poor who make comprise of the majority.
14.14Pro & Con: The Death Penalty
Most nations have abolished the death penalty punishment as a result of the ethics and morality surrounding the issue.
14.15From Classroom to Community: Volunteering in a Detention Facility
Students’ participation in community service
Carl, J. D. (2013). Think Social Problems, 2013. New York: Pearson.